You will see us running around the Field House or Fetzer track doing things that may seem foreign to common gym goers. We mix in as many movements as possible so that no muscle goes untrained. We employ full body workouts because doing so fatigues the body more rapidly, building strength and improving cardiovascular stamina. We make sure that all of our workouts are measurable by either time, repetitions, or weight so that one can track performance empirically. We foster a sense of competition that pushes participants but promotes camaraderie.
All workouts are scalable by CrossFit standards. When training with us for the first time, CrossFit UNC asks you to be honest with yourself in determining your fitness level. The workout leaders will provide a scaling system for each workout and will categorize intensity levels. For example, we may ask that you do half of the recommended repetitions in a workout instead of the full amount. The focus of scaling is to provide a balance between intensity and encouragement.
It is very simple to get started with CrossFit, but it is recommended that you read up a bit on the literature provided on this site, especially the "Getting Started" section before you take the plunge into your first group workout. If you still feel uncomfortable with the idea of training in a group setting without any previous exposure to CrossFit consider checking out the CrossFit main-site and reading up on CrossFit there, then try and preform a few workouts on your own.